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February 23, 2017
Well it looks like we finally have some cooler weather in the forecast. We probably won't be making much ice, but at least we won't be losing it. The ice in the area is still quite good except for the lakes with larger creeks or rivers running through them. These lakes are looking quite dark and are pulling away from shore. I drove out on a small lake yesterday that I had checked thoroughly first. There is a solid 20" of ice. I think for the most part the edges are what suffered from the warm weather and rain. If you have an ATV or snowmobile you should be able to safely fish the majority of the lakes in the area for a couple of weeks at least. There will be some truck traffic on the lakes around the area but unless you take the time to check the ice I'd recommend sticking to ATV's or snowmobiles. My plan is to pull my large sleeper house out with an ATV for the weekend.
Fishing has been good for walleye and panfish, so I hope we have ice for a month yet. For that to happen though we will need the below freezing temps at night to continue. I'm still catching quite a few nice walleye as well as a bunch of eater sized walleye. Fatheads or shiners have been producing in 20'-30' of water. The panfish bite has been all over the board. I caught fish as shallow as 2 feet and as deep as 30 feet this week. As we get closer to ice out the majority of panfish will move shallow but for now I'd concentrate in 10-15 feet of water.
I'll be checking ice conditions on a bunch of lakes the next couple of days. Look for an updated ice report tomorrow on my "Audio Reports" the link is located above! Good luck!
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